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Intern - IT Data Science (Richmond, VA)

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.


At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.


Job Summary

Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest producers of energy, is seeking an detailed oriented, highly motivated and innovative rising junior for a 2018 summer internship.  Working with IT professionals you will enhance your education while learning, and assisting with Big Data Analytic projects:


This internship is specifically designed for a student with an anticipated graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021.  The IT Data Analytics team is looking for interns who are excited to hone their skills building innovative solutions that make our customers’ lives easier and operations efficient & reliable. Our interns are full members of the team; they participate in project meetings, present results to company stakeholders, and produce as much as they learn. At the end of your internship, you'll walk away with a great understanding of how a tight-knit, fast-paced team turns ideas into customer-facing products.
If you would like to gain valuable work experience and exposure to enterprise systems in a corporate environment, then consider spending your summer at Dominion Energy.  An intern housing stipend may be available (conditions apply).


As an intern, you will work at our 8th and Main Street office, located in historical downtown Richmond, Virginia where the company is headquartered. During your internship you will interact with the IT Data Analytics team to:

  • Work with data scientists, programmers and analysts to understand our business’s goals and problems, and help us use machine learning and natural language processing to solve those problems.
  • Take ownership over transforming your ideas into reality – you'll prototype new solutions, write high-quality, professional code, and be responsible for documenting your work and results.
  • Be a member of the team by participating in team planning meetings, standups, reading groups, and code reviews.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Must currently be enrolled in a 4 year ABET accredited college or university degreed program in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science/Analytics or a related course of study with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students should have an anticipated graduation date between December 2019 and May 2021. (Sophomores with skills in statistics, machine learning and/or programming languages may be considered)
  • Programming experience in Python or R
  • Knowledge of Data Modeling in RDBMS, HDFS etc.
  • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of machine learning and experience dealing with unstructured data will be a plus.
  • Experience outside of the classroom, like previous industry work, open-source contributions, or personal side projects;
  • Physical attributes required to perform essential functions of the job - lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, bending, which may include prolonged standing and manual dexterity.
  • Proficiency in basic computer software (Microsoft Office Suite required).

Education Requirements

  • Must currently be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4 year ABET accredited college or university degreed program in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science/Analytics or a related course of study
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date between December 2019 and May 2021.
    • Students with graduation dates in December 2020 and May 2021 are preferred

Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here


Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  


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